About ULI Memphis

Founded in 1936, the Urban Land Institute now has 45,000+ members in 95 countries worldwide, representing the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines working in private enterprise and public service.

ULI Memphis was created in 2007 by a dedicated group of land use professionals with a shared vision to create and sustain thriving communities worldwide and today we are over 200 members strong. Join us in Memphis as we carry forth that mission by providing avenues for active dialogue and facilitating solutions to local and regional issues while helping to shape a sustainable and thriving future for the entire Mid-South.

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4 weeks ago

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✨REDi Cohort 2020 Spotlight✨

Britney Thornton was in our latest graduating cohort, the Real Estate Development Initiative, to deepen her understanding of how to successfully accomplish development in the City of Memphis.

We cannot wait to see Britney’s incubator space come on line!

Learn more about the REDi program here: memphis.uli.org/get_involved/redi/

#regionsmart #uli #memphis #realestate #development #developer #city #space #grow #learn #network #thrive #2020
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1 month ago

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Congratulations to our 2020 REDi cohort! We are so proud of everything you have already accomplished and look forward to everything you will achieve. 🥂

#uli #ulimemphis #memphis #tennessee #congratulations #congrats #realestate #development #developers #emergingdevelopers #learn #grown #connect #community #communitydevelopment
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2 months ago

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ULI Memphis lost a leader, advocate, and friend this week. Tommy Pacello joined ULI Memphis when he moved back to Memphis from Austin to lead the Mayor’s Innovation Team. In 2014 Tommy was recognized by the National ULI Chapter as a Top 40 Under 40. Here is the excerpt from UrbanLand magazine:

THOMAS PACELLO, Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team: Memphis, Tennessee
A lawyer and city planner, Thomas Pacello directs strategies to create economic vitality in the urban core of Memphis. He has launched several economic development efforts as a member of the Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team, a three-year initiative funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies to help mayors solve problems and improve city life. His team launched MEMfix and MEMShop, which temporarily reactivated and reanimated vacant streets, storefronts, and public spaces. The program linked entrepreneurs to developers, designers, customers, and financing to create successful and self-sustaining businesses in the city’s most challenged urban areas. Pacello also worked with a group to develop and execute a “previtalization” strategy for a historic brewery faced with demolition unless a new owner could be identified. The team temporarily activated the building as a six-week beer garden and pop-up restaurant, hosting more than 25,000 people over 24 days. The project demonstrated the building’s value, presented potential developers a new calculus for incremental redevelopment and a real-life market study, and led to a new owner with redevelopment plans purchasing the property. “Neighborhoods are incredibly complex places, and there are no better experts than the people who live, work, and play there,” Pacello says. “Revitalization that builds off the vision and ideas of those experts and is implemented through small, iterative, and incremental projects [is] inherently more sustainable and authentic than top-down, silverbullet approaches.” A longtime ULI Memphis member, Pacello is also an active member of the Congress for the New Urbanism.

Locally, Tommy joined the ULI Memphis Board and served as Chair of Mission Advancement and most recently as the Chair of the Board from 2018-2020. The list of the organization’s accomplishments under his 2 year tenure is long: over 30 events with more than 1200 attendees; Over 300 people trained with UrbanPlan; Launching RegionSmart and the Emerging Developers Program Raising over $600,000; and much more. His challenge to “continue to raise the collective real estate IQ of the Memphis community” is one that we take to heart and will continue to endeavor to meet as we mourn his loss and step up to strengthen the community he loved.
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